What if Jesus’ transfiguration is not just a symbol of divinity, but of humanity fulfilled?
Is there something inherently different about groups that meet online vs. those that gather in person? Does everyone have to be in the same place at the same time, or can engaging with and discussing content asynchronously create its own kind of community?
What happens when whole communities organize around Jesus’ prophetic call for justice and liberation rather than consumeristic comfort and institutional preservation?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll continue our celebration of (r)Advent by exploring the theme of Joy, where we find it, and how we can share it through acts of justice and liberation.
What does hope look like in the context of liberationist communities? For one thing, it means examining our roles in combatting climate change and lifting up its effects on marginalized communities.
“Fear is asking Love, ‘Can I trust you?’ […] Because of the work the Church isn’t doing to reverberate Love in the world, Love’s answer (is) not heard….” (Marlon Hall)
We know our experience as human beings is limited by time and space. But even that knowing is limited. For instance, science tells us that many animals have better senses of sight, hearing, and smell than we do. So what does that tell us about what we are even able to know? What if reality includes potentialities we simply can’t perceive?
What if contradictions, doubt, and uncertainty have a purpose? What if the real key to knowing comes in the unknowing?
What is “salvation” and can it ever really be personal?
What if we could see the sacraments not just as rites we participate in as individuals for our own private spiritual experiences, but as subversive acts that emancipate whole communities and liberate those who exist on the margins of public policy and institutions?